SOURCE: OC Fair & Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center

January 17, 2012 12:51 ET

Dr. Steven Beazley, President & CEO of the OC Fair & Event Center, to Transition Out of Position in 2012

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - OC Fair & Event Center President and CEO Dr. Steven Beazley has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to transition out of the position in 2012.

"It is time to reinvent myself. My intention is to retire from State service to pursue new creative opportunities including writing a book," said Beazley.

Beazley, 49 expressed his desire to begin working with the Board on creating a CEO transition plan. A transition date has not been set.

"It is of the utmost importance to me to ensure that the CEO transition is a smooth one, maintaining the continuity of the organization," Beazley said.

"While we are saddened by the news of Steve's transition, we are happy for him and looking forward to selecting our next CEO," said Board Chair Joyce Tucker.

Beazley stated in a letter to the Board that his 37 years in the organization, with 14 years as an executive including nearly 4 years as the President and CEO, have been a true joy. He quoted former Beatle George Harrison's album title as a universal truth: "All Things Must Pass."

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